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Ford, Mary Jane; Poe, Virginia – Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 1992
Compared the ease and efficiency of the Qwerty and Dvorak keyboards by analyzing five popular lists on high frequency words to determine differences in fingering for the keyboards. Found that more high frequency words and more characters are typed on the Dvorak keyboard home row, and therefore children should be taught to use the Dvorak rather…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Efficiency, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Holder, Birdie H.; Gades, Robert E. – Business Education Forum, 1981
The author presents a new method of teaching typing students how to type numbers. This keyboard presentation places equal emphasis on numbers and letters. This conveys to students the idea that numbers are not a special part of the keyboard. (CT)
Descriptors: Numbers, Office Occupations Education, Teaching Methods, Typewriting
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Nichols, Lois M. – Computers in the Schools, 2002
Discussion of effective teaching methods for keyboarding skills in elementary schools focuses on a study that investigated the use of sensor-key caps. Results provided no evidence that the use of sensor-key caps improved keyboarding speed or accuracy over standard keys without the key caps. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development
Gemmell, Susan – 2003
This study examined the impact of keyboarding instruction on the acquisition of word processing skills. Over a 6-week period, 6 third grade students were studied as they used the "Type to Learn" keyboarding program. Each student spent an average of 45 minutes on the computer each week. Data collection consisted of observations, questionnaires, and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Grade 3
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Dunn, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
Many children struggle with writing. Idea generation, planning, organizing ideas, editing, and encoding a final text all have a part in a child's producing a publishable copy. Part of the challenge for these students is how working memory can be overloaded when initially planning and writing at the same time. To address this issue, the author…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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Nelson, Lorna M.; Reynolds, Thomas W., Jr. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
This study examined the composing processes of five postsecondary students who used or were learning to use speech recognition software (SR) for college-level writing. The study analyzed their composing processes through observation, interviews, and analysis of written products over a series of composing sessions. This investigation was prompted…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Computer Software, Assistive Technology
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Browne, Carmen D. – Business Education Forum, 1995
Focuses on modifications in keyboarding and computer classes for those with visual and muscular impairments. (JOW)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Business Education, Computers, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Sharp, Walter M. – Business Education Forum, 1998
Use of digraphs (pairs of letters representing single speech sounds) in keyboarding is facilitated by computer technology allowing analysis of speed between keystrokes. New software programs provide a way to develop keyboarding speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Software, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
Kercher, Lydia; McClurg, Patricia – 1985
This paper explores the issue of how, when, and where to teach keyboarding at the elementary school level through a review of the keyboarding literature and descriptions of three studies conducted with fifth grade students in the laboratory school at the University of Wyoming. The literature review briefly summarizes findings on the following…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Creative Writing, Grade 5
Balajthy, Ernest – Computing Teacher, 1988
Discusses benefits of keyboarding instruction for elementary school students, emphasizing the integration of keyboarding with language arts instruction. Traditional typing and computer-assisted instruction are discussed, six software packages for adapting keyboarding instruction to the classroom are reviewed, and suggestions for software selection…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Education, Instructional Design
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Owen, Lynn – Business Education Forum, 1989
The author describes experiences with teaching keyboarding skills to low-vision students at the postsecondary level. Emphasis is placed on skill development and evaluation methods. (CH)
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Postsecondary Education, Student Evaluation
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McLean, Gary N. – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author provides 30 questions that teachers or instructional materials selectors should consider when choosing keyboarding courseware for classroom use. (CH)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Augustin, Harriet – Business Education Forum, 1988
This article provides guidelines for teachers who have limited computer experience and find themselves faced with establishing a computer typewriting/keyboarding course. (JOW)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Anderson-Yates, Marcia A.; Baker, Clora Mae – Business Education Forum, 1996
Results of a study of 1,025 high school students enrolled in an introductory keyboarding class suggest that teachers must be creative in identifying individualized skill-building/reinforcement activities. Business education teachers should emphasize basic English skills in the keyboarding classroom. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, English Instruction, High Schools
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Waner, Karen; And Others – Business Education Forum, 1992
Discusses the pros and cons of teaching touch keyboarding in elementary schools. Indicates that business teachers favor it to prevent development of inefficient keyboarding habits, and elementary teachers argue that it conflicts with whole-language theory and developmental appropriateness. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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